"Dressing Table of French Walnut"

Collection Type

  • Photography

Date

1880-1914, undated

GUSN

GUSN-306974

Description

Design drawing titled "Dressing Table of French Walnut" rendered in pencil and colored pencil on trace. Front view is shown; plan of top is also provided. Rectangular dressing table has overhanging top with molded edge and projecting front corners; two banks of four drawers with bail handles; shallow center drawer with central carved shell and foliage motif above a recessed cupboard with two drawers; stiles with carved acanthus leaves and scrolling foliage; and cabriole legs with foliate carved knees, scrolling front brackets and scroll toe feet. Rectangular mirror frame has gentle serpentine curved top and bottom; reverse serpentine curved sides; carved scrolls; and carved shell and foliage motif at top. Mirror is secured to case at bottom with scrolling bracketed backboard. Title and design notes are handwritten on drawing.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dressing tables
mirrors
design drawings
sketches

Physical Description

1 design drawing in pencil and colored pencil (11 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches)

Collection Code

CC010

Collection Name

Irving and Casson - A. H. Davenport -- Collection I

Date of Acquisition

2012

Reference Code

CC010.001.012.003.001

Record Details

Originator

A. H. Davenport Co. (American furniture manufactory, active late 19th-early 20th centuries) (Manufacturer)

Material Type

design drawings
sketches

Description Level

Item